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Karmic & Soul Mate Connections in Astrology
Things to look for in Synastry:
Feel The Rhythm: Ascendant Connections
Never underestimate the power of the Ascendant! It may be easy to underplay, or even dismiss altogether, the Ascendants role in interpersonal relationships when we think of the Ascendant as the “mask” we wear when we meet others. If the Ascendant is a mere mask, shouldn’t it only be important at the very beginning of a relationship? We dont think so. In fact, we feel that the Ascendant has an ongoing, vital role in relationships of all kinds, including long-lasting, one-to-one relationships. We have found that interplays between Ascendants can be the source of basic conflict or harmony, on a body level.
Remember as well that the Ascendant defines the Descendant, which is a highly sensitive relationship point in the natal chart.
You Complete Me: Grand Trines in Synastry
In our experience, one of the most powerful indicators of special relationships occurs when a simple trine in one person’s natal chart is effectively turned into a Grand Trine by another person’s planet(s), particularly when it involves personal planets. For example, in one person’s chart, Mars is in the early degrees of Sagittarius and trines the Moon in the early degrees of Aries. A planet in the early degrees of Leo would form a Grand Trine in this native’s chart, but doesn’t exist. Her partner’s Sun fills this pattern, as it is in the early degrees of Leo. This powerful connection is especially potent when it is reciprocated. A special bond exists between the natives.
Haven’t We Met Before?: Nodes of the Moon
Many astrologers consider the Nodes of the Moon an important axis, and some believe the axis relates to past life connections. Whether or not you agree with theories of reincarnation, this axis is a sensitive point in any chart and it deals with important life lessons. When strong contacts exist with the Nodes of the Moon in synastry, there is a deep compulsion to be together. Read more detail about the Nodes of the Moon in Synastry here.
You are Made for Me: The Vertex
A lesser known point in any natal chart is the vertex. It acts almost like a secondary descendant. Strong interaspects involving the vertex are found in the synastry of people who feel they are made for each other. There is a fated quality attached to the vertex.
When sign positions of planets are interchanged, there is a special compatibility and fascination. For example, if one person has a Sun in Aries and Venus in Taurus, and another person has Sun in Taurus and Venus in Aries, although they will act quite differently, this pair will have some interesting exchanges in their relationship.
I Feel For You: Sun/Moon Contacts
When one partner’s Sun makes an aspect with the other’s Moon, there is a natural affinity. The Moon person supports the Sun in quiet but meaningful ways, and the Sun person returns the favor with an affirming energy.
You Rock My World: Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (and Chiron) Connections
When the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) figure strongly in the synastry of two individuals, there is generally a powerful feeling of being uplifted and transformed through contact with each other. Chiron figuring prominently in synastry seems to be just as potent.
You Give My Life Meaning: Sun/Moon Midpoint Connections
A person’s Sun/Moon midpoint () is a point of great sensitivity. In a natal chart, planets that form a hard aspect to this point are highlighted, and tend to reveal a strong sense of destiny and identity. Naturally, when a planet in another person’s chart makes a hard aspect to this point in a native’s chart, that other person tends to give the native a feeling of purpose and meaning.
Asteroids: Eros & Psyche
Some astrologers are studying the role of asteroids in astrology. Strong connections between the asteroids Eros () and Psyche () in synastry point to a powerful romantic and sexual relationship.
The Composite Chart
Soulmates always have a powerful composite chart. That is, their composite chart is not scattered—it contains plenty of strong aspects and connections. The Sun and Moon are generally strongly aspected (not necessarily with each other); and similar patterns exist with the other personal planetsVenus, Mercury, and Mars.